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Sunday, July 23, 2017 at 6:00 PM CDT
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at 12:00 PM CDT

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Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center 
2800 Opryland Drive
Nashville, TN 37214

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Who Should Attend?

  • Load Researchers
  • Load and Rate Analysts
  • Load Forecasters
  • Demand Response Specialists
  • Energy Efficiency Professionals
  • Energy Suppliers
  • Utility Planning Professionals
  • Regulators


2017 AEIC Annual Load Research Conference and WLRA Fall Conference 

The 2017 AEIC Annual Load Research Conference will be held in conjunction with the Western Load Research Association (WLRA) Fall Conference, on July 23-26, 2017 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, TN.

The collaborative agenda between two premier Load Research groups will be a great forum to exchange ideas with other industry professionals on emerging topics such as:

  • Weather Normalization of VPP Hourly Usage
  • Load Forecasting with Big Models: the Surprising Accuracy Improvement from Big Computers
  • Maintaining Perspective when Developing the Load Forecast – A Waterfall Approach
  • Results of an Energy Savings and Load Impact Evaluation of a IHD Pilot
  • Other Load Research related topics 

If you have any questions please contact any of the conference co-chairs:

David Williams at Gulf Power:

Kathy Johnson at Dominion Power:  

Candice Potter at Nexant:

Joel Clark at Idaho Power:

If you are a vendor, and would like to participate in the Monday vendor-sponsored reception, please contact Candice Potter at

Hotel reservations can be made by contacting the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center at this link. Be sure to mention that you are attending the 'AEIC/WLRA Load Research and Analytics Conference' to take advantage of the reduced $169 room rate.

Hotel reservations need to be made by July 7, 2017, in order to get the reduced pricing.

We look forward to seeing you in Nashville!


David Williams 
AEIC Load Research & Analytics Committee